France in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980

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Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Country France
National selection
Selection processNational Final 1980
Selection date(s)Semi-finals:
9 March 1980
16 March 1980
Final:
23 March 1980
Selected entrantProfil
Selected song"Hé, hé M'sieurs dames"
Finals performance
Final result11th, 45 points
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1979 1980 1981►

France was represented by five-member group Profil, with the song '"Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames", at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 19 April in The Hague.

Before Eurovision[edit]

National final[edit]

Having chosen their 1979 entry by internal selection, broadcaster TF1 returned to a public selection using the same format as in 1976-1978, with two semi-finals followed by the final on 23 March 1980.

Semi-finals[edit]

Each semi-final contained seven songs, with the top three in each going forward to the final. The qualifiers were chosen by public televoting. Other participants included 1969 contest winner Frida Boccara and Minouche Barelli, who had represented Monaco in 1967.[1]

Semi-final 1[edit]

Semi-final 1 – 9 March 1980
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Jocelyne Jocya "Si tous les "je t'aime" 1,143 6
2 Serge Fouchet "Le jour de la liberté" 597 7
3 Michel Démétriadès "On a coupé un arbre" 2,056 4
4 Bee Michelin "Une chanson rose" 5,091 2
5 Frida Boccara "Un enfant de France" 4,722 3
6 Nadine Douteau "Ils ont plantés un olivier" 1,441 5
7 Marcel Amont "Camarade vigneron" 5,902 1

Semi-final 2[edit]

Semi-final 2 – 16 March 1980
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Minouche Barelli "Viens dans ma farandole" 1,705 6
2 Chantal Billon "Un jour, un matin" 6,107 1
3 Parasol "Ni bleu, ni gris" 1,919 5
4 Profil "Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames" 6,049 2
5 Simone Langlois "Dans le regard d'un enfant" 3,094 4
6 Bernard Sauvat "J'suis heureux" 1,493 7
7 Anne Delorme "Poète ou musicien" 5,803 3

Final[edit]

The final took place on 23 March 1980, hosted by Évelyne Dhéliat. The winner was chosen by public televoting.[2]

Final – 23 March 1980
Draw Artist Song Televote Place
1 Bee Michelin "Une chanson rose" 4,071 6
2 Chantal Billon "Un jour, un matin" 8,263 2
3 Anne Delorme "Poète ou musicien" 7,324 3
4 Profil "Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames" 10,628 1
5 Marcel Amont Camarade vigneron 7,182 4
6 Frida Boccara "Un enfant de France" 7,144 5

At Eurovision[edit]

On the night of the final Profil performed 16th in the running order, following the Netherlands and preceding eventual contest winners Ireland. "Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames" was a rare French venture into uptempo disposable pop, but did not prove to have great appeal as at the close of voting it had picked up 45 points, placing France 11th of the 19 entries and bringing to an end a run of four consecutive top 3 finishes. The French jury awarded its 12 points to the Netherlands.[3]

Points awarded to France
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
Points awarded by France
12 points  Netherlands
10 points  Germany
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Luxembourg
6 points  Portugal
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Austria
3 points  Norway
2 points  Italy
1 point  Finland

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